SEPTEMBER 11, 2019
DIVINE SERVICE: Please join us as we celebrate Homecoming this weekend, September 13-14.  Pastor Dan Darrikhuma will be the guest speaker this Sabbath.
Celebration Schedule:
Special Vespers Service @7:30 p.m.
Sabbath School at 9:45 a.m.
Divine Service: 11:00 a.m.
Fellowship Lunch—Taste of India: After Divine Service
Sabbath afternoon at 5:00 p.m.: SASDAC Reflections
Social Program: 7:30 p.m.
PROJECT 2020 GALA: Sunday, September 15, 1:00 p.m. Please consider sponsoring a table for eight. Cost: $750/table or $100/person. Seats available. If interested, please contact church office at 301-879-7222/
HERNDON CHURCH will join SASDAC for Homecoming Sabbath celebration. 
FIRST SERVICE AND CHILDREN’S CHURCH will not be held due to Homecoming celebration. 
WOMEN’S ONE-DAY RETREAT will be held on Saturday, September 21 at YMCA Camp Letts, 4003 Camp Letts Road, Edgewater, MD 21037. Theme: Ignite Your Spiritual Experience: Guest speaker: Janet Page, Associate Ministerial Secretary for Pastoral Families and Prayer Ministries, General Conference. Fee: $10.00. 
YOUNG ADULTS CAMP will be from September 20-21 at Pocomoke State Park.  
October 5:                Communion Service
October 18-19         Collegiate Weekend
9/11. Some labeled this as the day America fell on her knees. Some Adventists identified this as the end of time and were pretty mad at me as I did not agree with them. I preferred the former analogy for truly this nation has departed from the fear of God, the principles of the Word of God on which this nation was built. Prayer is not only thrown out of schools and public events and if offered, it is so generic to be politically correct and not in the name of Jesus, even though this is a Christian nation. Even the then President, after the September 11, 2001 tragedy, called for a time of special prayer in churches. Church attendance started to improve to a great extent for another year or two and we just slipped back to our lukewarm state within a matter of a year or two. Yes, adversity should never get us down, except on our knees but it should also lead us to a closer relationship with our God that we may abide in His presence always. This reminds me of a young soldier fighting in Italy during World War II. He managed to jump into a foxhole just ahead of a spray of bullets. He was frantically trying to dig the hole deeper with his hands when he unearthed a crucifix. Just about that time, another man leaped into the foxhole and it was the army Chaplain. Holding up the crucifix the soldier cried out: “Am I glad to see you! How do you work this thing?” On the other hand, when Captain Eddie Rickenbacker was stranded at sea, most of his crew were atheists or agnostics but at the end of the twenty-day ordeal, all of them discovered God. Sometimes, corrections from God should help us to find our direction to God. If you are going through trials and trouble, search for your solution in prayer and strive to remain always close to your Maker.
Shalom, Shalom!
Franklin G. David
“See the invisible, hear the inaudible, believe the incredible, and think the unthinkable.”